Muni Fiber and Politics
jra at baylink.com
Mon Jul 21 17:13:45 UTC 2014
Is anyone else cynical enough to say FiOS going symmetrical is an attempt to blunt the pro-NetFlix argument on that point?
On July 21, 2014 12:46:27 PM EDT, Jason Iannone <jason.iannone at gmail.com> wrote:
>There was a muni case in my neck of the woods a couple of years ago.
>Comcast spent an order of magnitude more than the municipality but
>Anyway, follow the money. "Blackburn’s largest career donors are ..
>PACs affiliated with AT&T ... ($66,750) and Comcast ... ($36,600). ...
>Blackburn has also taken $56,000 from the National Cable &
>In other news, FIOS has gone symmetrical.
>On Mon, Jul 21, 2014 at 8:20 AM, Jay Ashworth <jra at baylink.com> wrote:
>> Over the last decade, 19 states have made it illegal for
>> to own fiber networks -- encouraged largely, I am told, by Verizon
>> other cable companies/MSOs.
>> Verizon, of course, isn't doing any new FiOS deployments, per a 2010
>> press release.
>> FCC Chair Tom Wheeler has been making noises lately that he wants the
>> to preempt the field on this topic, making such deployments legal.
>> Congressional Republicans think that's a bad idea:
>> [ and here's the backgrounder on the amendment:
>> While I generally try to avoid bringing up topics on NANOG that are
>> this one seems to be directly in our wheelhouse, and unavoidably
>> My apologies in advance; let's all try to be grownups, shall we?
>> -- jra
>> Jay R. Ashworth Baylink
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